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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Scale contained in a wooden brown box with a latch. Inside box is a rusted steel shaft with moving balance in middle and a brown wool tassel on top of balance. Attached at metal shaft ends are green cord-like strings which at each end are attached at three points to a glass rounded disc. There ar…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Scale contained in a wooden brown box with a latch. Inside box is a rusted steel shaft with moving balance in middle and a brown wool tassel on top of balance. Attached at metal shaft ends are green cord-like strings which at each end are attached at three points to a glass rounded disc. There are 6 round metal weights of various sizes as well as 2 rectangular metal weights of different sizes. (A) Wooden Box (B) Metal shaft with attached strings and discs--15.5 CM length X 23cm Height C-J) Various metal weights of various sizes. (C) 2.1CM(DIA.) X .3 CM. (D) 1.7 CM.(DIA.) X .2 CM. (E) 1.7 CM. X .2 CM. (F) 1.4 CM. X .2 CM. (G) 1.3 CM X .1 CM. (H) 1 CM. X .1 CM. (I) 1.7 CM.(LENGTH) X 1.3 CM. (W) X .05 CM. (HT) (J) 1.3 CM.(LENGTH) X 1.1 CM. (W) X .5 CM. (HT)
Narrative
Apothecary scale used for measuring drugs by pharmacists. Used as a system of weights.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Inscriptions
K. O'Neil (on the bottom, in pen)
Width
7.5
Length
16.7
Depth
3.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions of A. B-J are listed in description.
Number Of Parts
10
Accession No.
1971.1.17 a-j
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
Balance scale has rectangular brass face with the following markings 'KETCHUM'S IMPROVED SPRING BALANCE' 'OTTAWA,ONT' 'COW TESTING ONLY' 'NOT LEGAL FOR USE IN TRADE'. The scale is numbered from 0-40. There is a metal ring at the top and a hook on the bottom. The back is made from metal.
Other Names
STILLARD SCALE
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
CANADA
Description
Balance scale has rectangular brass face with the following markings 'KETCHUM'S IMPROVED SPRING BALANCE' 'OTTAWA,ONT' 'COW TESTING ONLY' 'NOT LEGAL FOR USE IN TRADE'. The scale is numbered from 0-40. There is a metal ring at the top and a hook on the bottom. The back is made from metal.
History Of Use
Balance scale came from the Chess Tolman farm.
Material
METAL-STEEL; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Width
6.5
Length
26.5
Depth
4.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1978.0140.0012
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Description
Brass scale includes weights and a red case. A)The case is deep red on the sides and top, with flower detailing on the top corners and in the center. The bottom is black, there is a hook clasp on the front. The inside of the case is soft beige leather with spaces designated for the weights and s…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Brass scale includes weights and a red case. A)The case is deep red on the sides and top, with flower detailing on the top corners and in the center. The bottom is black, there is a hook clasp on the front. The inside of the case is soft beige leather with spaces designated for the weights and scale. There is a small space with a metal cover that holds three of the weights. B-C) Bronze colored concave circles that held the gold and the weights. Both are attached by a chain to a bar with a balance in the center of it. D) Cylindrical brass colored weight with lifting knob. "Troy 2 oz." is written on it. E) Cylindrical brass colored weight with lifting knob. " 1oz. " is written on it. F) Square brass colored weight. "Troy 1oz." is written on it. G) Circular brass colored weight with an indented center. "1/2 oz" is written on it. H) Cylindrical brass colored weight with lifting knob and "1/2" written on it. I) Square brass colored weight. "Troy 1/2 oz." is written on it. J) Square brass colored weight. "Troy DWT 5" is written on it. K) Square brass colored weight "Troy DWT 4" is written on it. L) Cylindrical brass colored weight with small knob for lifting. "1/4" is written on it.
History Of Use
Measuring kit used for weighing gold consists of case, a scale and several weights.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Height
4.1
Width
8.5
Length
17.4
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
12
Accession No.
1971.1.16 a-l
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
Calipers are made of a black metal and have a 22.5cm flat handle with a 2cm hole at the end. The head has two 15cm curved pinchers connected by a bolt and nut. The can be adjusted and meet a 'Y' of metal in the middle.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Calipers are made of a black metal and have a 22.5cm flat handle with a 2cm hole at the end. The head has two 15cm curved pinchers connected by a bolt and nut. The can be adjusted and meet a 'Y' of metal in the middle.
History Of Use
Handled calipers can be used to measure hot metal.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
17
Length
38
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0034.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
A rule that folds in on itself four times. Each hinge is brass with brass ends on each piece. The measurements are in inches. Printed on its face in black lettering is 'WARRENTED BOXWOOD HOPPE MADE IN GERMANY.'
Manufacturer
Hoppe
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
GERMANY
Description
A rule that folds in on itself four times. Each hinge is brass with brass ends on each piece. The measurements are in inches. Printed on its face in black lettering is 'WARRENTED BOXWOOD HOPPE MADE IN GERMANY.'
History Of Use
Ernest Hann 1889-1982. For more information, see Historical Research file: Hann,Ernest/Addie. This folding ruler is made of boxwood, a favorite lumber of rule makers. Mature boxwood trees were harvested when they reached 6-7 inches in diameter. Most of the early supply came from Russia and Turkey. By the turn of the century, it was being imported from Venezuela. Today you can still purchase a 3 foot, four fold ruler but the company, Rabon Chesterman, has threatened to stop making them because the labour costs are too high to produce a profit.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Height
0.4
Width
1.6
Length
91.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
folded up, its 24.2cm long, 3.2cm wide, .8cm high
Accession No.
1983.0032.0022
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
One metal measuring cup. 'Brandram-Henderson Limited-Canada' on side of cup. Written on side: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
One metal measuring cup. 'Brandram-Henderson Limited-Canada' on side of cup. Written on side: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4.
History Of Use
Found in artifact storage area unnumbered with no donor information.
Accession No.
2003.58.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
MEASURING TAPE FROM EDINBOROUGH
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
MEASURING TAPE FROM EDINBOROUGH
Accession No.
1977.0117.0003
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
The object has a hard leather case with retrackable cloth tape. Leather case is brown and the stitching is starting to separate. There is a brass knob on the top which is secured by a brass screw which threads through from the bottom of the case. The tape has a 12.8 cm piece of 1.5cm wide leather s…
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Original Owner
Authur J. Campbell
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1909
End Date
1984
Period or Date Notes
Date reference from donor - about 75 years old in 1984
Description
The object has a hard leather case with retrackable cloth tape. Leather case is brown and the stitching is starting to separate. There is a brass knob on the top which is secured by a brass screw which threads through from the bottom of the case. The tape has a 12.8 cm piece of 1.5cm wide leather strap hand sewn onto the beginning of it and has a brass tab on the end. Fabric measure has some numbers visible but is quite worn. "Hockley - England - Abbey" is inscribe on the top. 66 Ft, No. 260 is stamped on top of brass knob.
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Height
1.5 cm
Diameter
12 cm
Circumference
38 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
66 Ft is marked on brass knob on case
Accession No.
1984.3.12
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Northern Interior Forest Products Ltd. Measuring Tape

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Description
A) Small, black, measuring tape. Has "NORTHERN INTERIOR / FOREST PRODUCTS LTD. / SMITHERS, B. C." in silver writing on the front. B) Brown cardboard box. Holds the tape measure.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A) Small, black, measuring tape. Has "NORTHERN INTERIOR / FOREST PRODUCTS LTD. / SMITHERS, B. C." in silver writing on the front. B) Brown cardboard box. Holds the tape measure.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2015.16.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL-STEEL;
Description
A: Scale has a black rectangular platform base with four six-spoked wheels & green vertical, square, wooden beam on one end with weigh beam attached. There are two thin metal bars bracing the squared wooden beam. The brass weigh bar measures from 0-100 and has a black hook at the end for hanging w…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A: Scale has a black rectangular platform base with four six-spoked wheels & green vertical, square, wooden beam on one end with weigh beam attached. There are two thin metal bars bracing the squared wooden beam. The brass weigh bar measures from 0-100 and has a black hook at the end for hanging weights. There is a long black lever on top of weigh beam. Yellow lettering on the neck of scale 'KEEP THIS SCALE UNDER COVER' '4675' 'CNR'. A small white consumer and corporate affairs sticker on scale states it was verified on 11/1977. B: Round weight '1' '100 LB' cast on top. C: Round weight '1' '100 LB' cast on top. D: Round weight '1' '100 LBS' cast on top. E: Round weight '2' '200 LBS' cast on top. F: Round weight '2' '200 LB' cast on top. G: Round weight '3' '300 LB' cast on top. H: Round weight '3' '300 LB' cast on top. I: Round weight '5' '500 LB' cast on top.
History Of Use
General purpose platform scale for use on C.N.R. Equipped with single notched beveled edge platform with wheels. Eight weights ranging from 100lbs to 500lbs are located on platform scale.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL-STEEL;
Height
125
Width
97
Length
63
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1981.0007.0005 a-I
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Brass plumbob with a long dirty white string attached.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Brass plumbob with a long dirty white string attached.
Accession No.
2004.1.24
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Two-footed desk sized metal postage scale. Display indicates weight measurement in ounces and corresponding prices for Air Mail, and Regular mail to various countries or continents. Prices are in dollars and cents. Possible that this was made for Canadian users as it references mailing to "Commonwe…
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Manufacturer
Jakob Maul
Other Names
Letter scale
Postal scale
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Germany
Start Date
1912
Description
Two-footed desk sized metal postage scale. Display indicates weight measurement in ounces and corresponding prices for Air Mail, and Regular mail to various countries or continents. Prices are in dollars and cents. Possible that this was made for Canadian users as it references mailing to "Commonwealth", but does not have pricing in pounds. JMAZ is imprinted in metal in the front and centre of the scale, behind the arm that moves when weight is placed on the scale.
History Of Use
JMAZ refers to Jakob Maul, a German manufacturer of office supplies and related equipment. The company was founded in 1912 and still exists in 2016.
Inscriptions
JMAZ
MADE IN GERMANY
Accession No.
2001.17.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN; PLASTIC;
Description
Small brown tin post office scale with a tin weight tray and a rectangular plastic base. The scale on front weighs to 1lb by 1/2 ounces for both First Class and Air Mail. The scale may be regulated by a small screw on top. The makers name and logo are on the base of the scale 'IDL MFG. CORP. NEW DE…
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Other Names
Postage scale
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Small brown tin post office scale with a tin weight tray and a rectangular plastic base. The scale on front weighs to 1lb by 1/2 ounces for both First Class and Air Mail. The scale may be regulated by a small screw on top. The makers name and logo are on the base of the scale 'IDL MFG. CORP. NEW DELUXE THRIFTY POSTAL SCALE MODEL NO. 700'.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN; PLASTIC;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.182.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Metal postal scale, "Princess Model MC-1".
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Other Names
Postage scale
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal postal scale, "Princess Model MC-1".
History Of Use
Used at City Transfer
Accession No.
2000.52.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
An all metal balance scale consisting of stand, balance beam (with a pointed indicator at the centre), and a brass holder on either side. The holder on the right side consists of a round piece of brass (10 cm in diameter), slightly concave, suspended from the beam by three equal lengths of chain. …
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal balance scale consisting of stand, balance beam (with a pointed indicator at the centre), and a brass holder on either side. The holder on the right side consists of a round piece of brass (10 cm in diameter), slightly concave, suspended from the beam by three equal lengths of chain. The chain is attached to the edges by brass rings spaced equidistantly. It is stamped in the centre with "CANADA P.O." and a crown above. The underside is imprinted "51849". The other brass holder is flat, square (12.7 x 12.7 cm), and riveted to a solid metal bar which hooks onto the end of the balance beam. The beam itself hangs from a fulcrum at the centre of the stand. This is attached to the top of the stand by a brass cotter pin. The narrow, black, rectangular stand is curved at the top and has an area of gold paint at the centre. There is a round, gold-trimmed decoration at the middle. The black base is small, but heavy, with gold trim. Embossed at the front is "CANADA P.O." with the crown above, also painted gold. (a) stand (b) square holder (c) balance beam and round holder (d) cotter pin These weights are made so that the smaller fits in the larger. (e) round, flat-bottomed, brass weight (5.2 cm diameter) with indentation at centre stamped "CANADA P.O." and "8 oz". The bottom has a "GR" over "M" above the centre. (f) round, flat-bottomed brass weight with indentation at centre stamped "CANADA P.O." and "4 oz". Bottom has "GR" and "8 D" at the centre (diameter 4.2 cm). (g) round, flat-bottomed, triple-tiered brass weight with indentation at centre stamped "CANADA P.O." AND "1/2 OZ". The bottom has a "GR" above "o" at the centre (diameter 3.3 cm). (h) small, round, flat-bottomed brass weight with indentation at the centre stamped "CANADA P.O." and "1/4 oz" (diameter 1.8 cm). (I) small, round, flat-bottomed brass weight with a small, round knob at the centre stamped "CANADA P.O.". The edge is stamped "1/4 oz". (diameter 1.4 cm) OVERALL DIMENSIONS: H 5.3 cm, D 5.2 cm.
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
12
Accession No.
1974.106.12 a-I
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Family weight scale, black with brass hangings. It has a flat back with a long cylindrical housing that contains the spring. The spring is attached to a hook at one end. This hook held the item being weighed. At the other end, there is a round eyelet that is for the item to be hung from something.T…
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Title
Landers Improved Spring Balance Scale
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Family weight scale, black with brass hangings. It has a flat back with a long cylindrical housing that contains the spring. The spring is attached to a hook at one end. This hook held the item being weighed. At the other end, there is a round eyelet that is for the item to be hung from something.The reverse has several inscriptions and on the lower half (nearest to the hook attachment end of the spring) a narrow slot allows a small metal pointer to travel up and down a scale of numbers from 0 - 50. As weight is applied to the hook it pulls the spring down and therefore the pointer which indicates the weight.
History Of Use
It is difficult to read the original donor sheet due to a poor photocopy but it appears to read: "Chuck Morris, his[or 'her] grandmother had this at [or 'in'] his cabin at Babine Lake.
Inscriptions
Family Scale / 633 / Landers Improved / Spring Balance / Warranteed
Height
4
Width
6
Length
31
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2009.38.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Slide ruler for engineering in a green case belonging to Jeremy Bell. "J.W.T. Bell" and "PRIVATE USE ONLY" written on case.
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Other Names
Ruler
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Slide ruler for engineering in a green case belonging to Jeremy Bell. "J.W.T. Bell" and "PRIVATE USE ONLY" written on case.
History Of Use
Received about 1995 from a mining engineer named Jeremy Bell at the Island Copper Mine.
Width
4
Length
30
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions of the ruler. Not the green case.
Accession No.
2013.4.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL
Description
A: Large metal balance scale. The base is a bow tie shape with a long upright cylindercal piece that is screwed into the centre of the 'bow.' B & C: Two metal saucers that are used as the plates in the weight scale. D & E: metal hooks used for hanging from the weight beam (f). B & C likely attach…
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Other Names
balance beam scale
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A: Large metal balance scale. The base is a bow tie shape with a long upright cylindercal piece that is screwed into the centre of the 'bow.' B & C: Two metal saucers that are used as the plates in the weight scale. D & E: metal hooks used for hanging from the weight beam (f). B & C likely attach to these parts. F: weight beam, with slider across the top. Plumb line hangs down from the centre G: small rectangular wooden box for housing the weights. H-O: weights of various sizes.
History Of Use
1986.3.1a is from the building that housed Adam's Drugstore on the corner of Main St. and 2nd Ave.
Material
METAL-STEEL
Width
47
Length
42
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measurements for part 1986.3.1a
Number Of Parts
15
Accession No.
1986.3.1 a-o
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A wooden yardstick with black inch and sub-inch markings on both sides. Printed on one side in black writing is "THE PREMIUM PAINT AT REGULAR PRICES and a logo with "CIL" inside an oval on either side of this. On the other side is "Phone 44 and 43 NORTHERN MILL SUPPLIES LTD. Smithers, B.C."
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Other Names
meter stick
ruler
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A wooden yardstick with black inch and sub-inch markings on both sides. Printed on one side in black writing is "THE PREMIUM PAINT AT REGULAR PRICES and a logo with "CIL" inside an oval on either side of this. On the other side is "Phone 44 and 43 NORTHERN MILL SUPPLIES LTD. Smithers, B.C."
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Width
2.8
Length
91.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2016.9.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A wooden yardstick with black inch and sub-inch markings on both sides. There are splashes of green and silver paint on it.
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Other Names
ruler
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A wooden yardstick with black inch and sub-inch markings on both sides. There are splashes of green and silver paint on it.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Inscriptions
Printed on both sides in black ink is "5-10 to 25 cent Store and Dry Goods EBY'S HARDWARE M.A. Raymond, Prop. - Smithers, B.C." In the 1-2 inch markings is written "ACME MADE IN CANADA"
Width
2.7
Length
91.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.132.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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